Some of the best New England diving occurs after the summer is over. The visibility increases because there is less particulate, like fish eggs and algae in the water. The thick eel grass dies down, but the water is still warm enough for a lot of sea creatures to be moving around. Night dives bring out an abundance of lobsters, sea robins, squid and the possibility of tropical fish. The water temperature in the fall is often warmer than the air temperature. Also, donning a thicker wetsuit is less strenuous in the cooler weather. Although you will not perspire as much getting into the water, bring an extra sweater for after the dive. There is nothing better than enjoying the outdoors on a fall day! We can expect the water to be warmer than 50 degrees into late December. The fall is also a great time to start practicing with a drysuit. As drysuit prices continue to fall, it might be time to think about extending your season. We dive all winter and sometimes use our drysuits on deeper summer dives. (ie. U-853) Wearing a drysuit requires a bit more training, usually starting with a pool experience before getting into the ocean. If you are interested in discussing the benefits of drysuit diving, give us a call or e-mail. We would be happy to set up an introductory session for you.
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